Having established itself last year as a serious player in the home projector world with its impressive and aggressively priced AURA 4K Ultra Short Throw laser projector, XGIMI is now targeting the more casual projector market with a pair of HD models designed with ease of use and value in mind.

Set to cost just $399 and $599 respectively, XGIMI’s MoGo 2 and MoGo 2 Pro portable projectors are designed from the ground up to appeal to users who don’t have either the time or the knowledge to mess around manually setting their projector up every time they move them from room to room or house to house.

The MoGo 2 Pro in particular goes the extra mile in this respect by shipping with XGIMI’s new Smart ISA 2.0 system built in. The ISA in this system stands for Intelligent Screen Adaptation, reflecting the fact that it enables the MoGo 2 Pro to get its pictures looking crisp and correctly proportioned completely automatically.

Automatic keystone correction, for instance, gets the image’s edges perpendicular by correcting for both vertical and horizontal angles, while Intelligent Screen Alignment automatically makes sure the projected image matches up with the edges of the screen. There’s Intelligent Obstacle Avoidance too, to work around potential obstacles when calculating how best to present the MoGo 2 Pro’s pictures, and the ISA 2.0 system even includes a new Intelligent Eye Protection feature that can dim the projector’s light output automatically if the projector’s built in combination of a 3D depth sensing module and high-precision CMOS detects a child or pet passing in front of the lens.

As I found from spending time with Samsung’s unique The Freestyle ultra-portable projector last year, it’s hard to overstate just how useful these sorts of automatic set up features are when it comes to making portable projectors truly portable. If you have to spend minutes, even tens of minutes setting a projector up every time you move it, then you’ll soon stop moving it.

The non-Pro MoGo 2 uses a Smart ISA 1.0 auto set up system that isn’t as sophisticated as the premium version, and lacks the Intelligent Eye functionality. It still delivers, though, everything most people will need to get a picture up and running that enjoys straight edges and crisp focus without the user having to lift a finger.

The MoGo 2 and MoGo 2 Pro reinforce their portability by both enjoying compact and lightweight designs, and both being the first XGIMI projectors to support power supply from portable power banks.

Looking at other shared features, both of the new MoGo 2 projectors benefit from an impressive (by portable projector standards) 400 ISO Lumens of brightness, and improved DLP colour systems that XGIMI claims give them coverage of up to 90% of the DCI-P3 commercial cinema colour gamut, resulting in more colour subtlety, vividness and naturalism.

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Both models also sport built in Android TV 11 smart systems, giving users access to way more streaming and gaming apps than you might normally expect to find on such affordable projectors. Each MoGo 2 model features an upgraded audio system compared with XGIMI’s debut MoGo models, with two 8W speakers and double-sided sound outputs combining to create what should be a much larger and more balanced sound stage than you get with the sort of puny audio systems typically built into projectors.

XGIMI is so proud of the MoGo 2’s audio system, in fact, that it’s even put a transparent window over the bass diaphragm on the projectors’ rear so that you can – if you really want to – watch the diaphragm going through its low frequency producing motions.

The main difference between the two MoGo 2 projectors apart from the Pro models’ more advanced auto setup system is that the Pro model carries a full HD resolution while the cheaper MoGo 2 only carries an HD Ready 720p resolution.

You can pre-order the new MoGo 2 models now from Amazon or XGIMI’s own website, ahead of them hitting stores (including Best Buy) on April 25th.

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